As you may have worked out by now, we love children’s books so I was thrilled to be asked to review a subscription box from The Happy Book Club this month. If you’ve not heard of The Happy Book Club before then read on to find out more about them and in particular this months box. I’ve also got one box which I am giving away to one lucky reader at the end of this post.
The Happy Book Club
The happy book club is a subscription service for little readers aged from birth to 7 years old. At the beginning of each month, they send out their subscription boxes which are themed each month. Each box contains age-appropriate books and activities. Each month a charity is also chosen based on the theme of the box and they receive a donation for every box sold.
There are two levels of subscription, The Happy Book Club subscription (1 book and suggested activities) and The Very Happy Book Club Subscription (2 books, a gift and suggested activities). Within each subscription, you can choose whether you would like a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. As well as which age range you would like to purchase 0-1, 2-4 and 5-7 years. Prices start from £7.99.
This month’s theme is birds, perfect for spring. The chosen associated charity this month is RSPB who will receive 10% of this month’s profits.
I chose to receive the box aimed at children 2-4 years old since my girls are almost 5 and 2. In our box, we received 2 beautiful books, Pandora and The duckling gets a cookie? 2 bird gliders and a newsletter with ideas for further activities. This box retails at £12.99. You can find out more on their website.
We loved the two books we received. Pandora by Victoria Turnbull and The duckling gets a cookie? by Mo Willems. Pandora is a beautiful story about friendship and the environment. Pandora lives in a world of broken things (that she mends), where no one ever visits. Then one day a bird arrives with a broken wing. Pandora nurses the bird back to health and then something wonderful happens. The illustrations are simply beautiful too.
The duckling gets a cookie is a funny little book with cartoon-like illustrations. Duckling gets a cookie but pigeon is not happy as he feels he never gets what he wants. This is a great book for teaching children about asking politely for things they want.
After reading the book, it was time to open the gliders that were included in the box. My eldest had great fun colouring in and flying the bird gliders.
As well as the gliders, the newsletter suggested possible activities such as make a simple bird feeder with a pipe cleaner and some cheerios or go bird watching. We had a go at making bird feeders (we’d done this before at forest school) and we also made pretend birds nests.
Now it’s your turn to enter my giveaway where one lucky reader will get a 1 month The Happy Book Club subscription in May.
Disclosure: I was sent one The happy book club book package to review and I was also given another to giveaway to my readers. All photos, words and opinions are my own.